Trialogue between Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Nagarjuna in Todtnauberg
Trialogue between Heidegger, Nietzsche, and
Nāgārjuna in Todtnauberg
By Daniel Fidel Ferrer.
The following philosophical dialogue between three philosophers is a thought experiment like Einstein's. Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is the most written about 20th century philosopher. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is a critical thinker of the highest order, who proclaimed the death of God and is considered the last western metaphysician. He found Platonism everywhere. The Acharya Nagarjuna (2-3d century AD) is perhaps the greatest single Indian philosopher; he is considered the greatest Buddhist thinker after the Buddha himself. Nagarjuna although less famous than the other two philosopher, his audacious and unique eastern way of thinking may provide some fundamental solutions to Heidegger's and Nietzsche's stickler dilemmas; and their morass and entanglement in their western philosophical predicaments and knots. Should we say, Nagarjuna will act as cutting the Gordian Knot?
Ferrer, Daniel Fidel (2015).
Heidegger, Nietzsche, and Nāgārjuna in Todtnauberg".
Journal of Darśana (ISSN 2348-0122),
Volume II, pp. 1-29.
Written in 2011.
Daniel Fidel Ferrer.